2014 Was The Hottest Year Since 1880; Rise In Carbon Dioxide, Human Activity To Be Blamed

The year 2014 was the hottest on record worldwide since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and scientists at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The scientists have also said there is very little chance that the record-breaking hot streak was natural.

Scientists at NASA have analyzed Earth’s surface temperature and determined that the 10 warmest years in the 135-year period of record are all since 2000, with the exception of 1998. Another analysis by NOAA scientists found that 2014 had the highest average combined global land and ocean surface temperature, at 1.24°F (0.69°C), above the 20th century average.

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Source: International Business Times